The performance of the
FSQ-106EDX3 is undeniable proof that you do not
need a large-aperture
instrument to take amazing deep-sky images!
- Modified four element double ED Petzval design eliminates
astigmatism, coma, secondary spectrum, spherical aberration
and field curvature.
- The Takahashi FSQ106EDX Astrograph Telescope provides 153mm
of back focus to accommodate demanding applications.
- Prime focus 88mm image circle covers 9.5° of sky and accepts
an F3.6 focal reducer!
- The Takahashi FSQ-106EDX includes built-in camera angle
adjuster capable of lifting up to 11 pounds and supplied
adapters that will allow you to attach camera rotators like
the Astrodon Takometer right out of the box.
- Included 4" rack and pinion focuser with over-sized knobs
and 10:1 micro-focuser
- The FSQ-106EDX Refractor is airline portable at only 16.7"
- Geared specifically for imaging, this telescope does not
include any visual use adapters which can be purchased
separately to fit your specific application. Please refer to
the system chart.
Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph Telescope
Remember, the "EDX3" version of the FSQ-106ED is the same as
the "EDX", but comes with different adapters so that you can
attach a camera rotator out of the box. This adapter cuts
out 25mm of back focus (178mm vs 153mm) making the EDX3 much
more suitable to photographic use. Adapters for visual use
The FSQ106, has long been regarded as one of the finest
refractors available for film and CCD imaging. Wide field,
large image circle, excellent color correction and a flat
field are the hallmarks of this design.
Takahashi strove to ensure that the FSQ remained an imaging
top choice and with the increased popularity of large CCD
sensors, the FSQ received a remodel. Let's start with a
significantly longer backfocus at 178mm to accommodate most
CCD systems. Many CCD imagers have additional equipment in
the light path such as filter wheels, adaptive optics,
temperature control focusers and other accessories which
take up precious focus travel. Thanks to a new design, the
FSQ106ED provides the additional backfocus to accommodate
most CCD equipment and even allows the use of binoviewers!
The Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope comes equipped with a
heavy-duty 4" focuser with a built in camera angle adjuster.
Designed for all applications in mind, the focuser will lift
up to 5kg, or 11lbs, and keep it there without slipping. Do
you need to make precision adjustments in focus? No problem.
Takahashi has thought of that, too... And that's why they've
included a micro-edge fine focuser with a 10 to 1 ratio.
Combine that with both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapters and
you're ready for any application.
But, improvements haven't stopped there. Takahashi has
redesigned the optical system in the Takahashi FSQ106ED F5
Astrograph Telescope to a modified four element double ED
Petzval system . By adding a second doublet inside the tube,
the optical wavefront can be optimized to remove any
astigmatism - this in turn acts as a field flattener. The
Takahashi FSQ106ED F5 astrograph telescope optical system is
incredible for imaging - providing wide, flat fields, high
contrast and no lateral color, yet it is also capable of
outstanding visual work. Use the optional F3.6 focal reducer
for imaging applications and the optional Extender-Q for
visual use at F8. What's more, at prime focus you get 88mm
of image circle which takes in a full 9.5° of sky. Now,
that's an image....
Another improvement on the Takahashi FSQ106ED is the
enhanced portability from the retractable, self-storing dew
shield design. The Takahashi FSQ106ED is now airline
portable at only 16.7" long when the dew shield is collapsed
and stays in a tidy package by measuring in at a total
length of only 20.5" when fully extended. Inside the all
aluminum tube, you'll find knife-edge baffles block off axis
light and provide maximum contrast. Outside you'll find the
perfect fit and finish with its rich ivory color and ebony
trim. The focuser and the aluminum castings will continue to
be made one at a time for consistent, optimal quality.
That's a Takahashi quality guarantee.